Dating fender pot codes
Greg and Devin's experience meshed well with mine since I'm essentially the blackface/silverface amp guy (amps made between 19) in the group.Additionally, Greg and Devin also had data that they had been collecting from Fender amps for years. Everything is confidential, we don't make record of who owns what amp in the database. TUBE SHIELD, BAYONET "PUSH AND TWIST" TYPE, ALUMINUM, 1 15/16" TALL, SET OF 6. TUBE RETAINER WITH GRIP TEETH, DESIGNED FOR OCTAL TUBES WITH PHENOLIC BASE SUCH AS 6L6 OR EL34. Perfect for Vibrolux Reverb, Vibroverb, Super Reverb, Deluxe Reverb, Pro Reverb, Bassman, Bandmaster Reverb, Tremolux, etc. The kits are assembled from premium capacitors made by F&T of Germany (filter capacitors) and Illinois Capacitor (cathode bypass capacitors). Set of 6 rings - will equip either 2 or 3 tubes, depending on the number of rings you choose for each tube. Princeton and Princeton Reverb do not need the resistors. Fender Electrolytic Capacitor Kits Fender capacitor kits contain all of the main filter, decoupling filter, bias filter and preamp cathode bypass electrolytic capacitors for most amps from the blackface and silverface eras.The Fender serial number decoder currently supports all documented MIA, MIJ, MIM, MIK and MII formats with the exception of Custom Shop, Relic and Reissue instruments.
My intent with this site is to educate those who are on the hunt for that last affordable vintage Fender Stratocaster.
We combined all of our information into a computerized database for this project and for the past 18 months have been slowly (sadly, very slowly) gathering information that we collect ourselves as well as from other people. What we need is the following: 1) Model name 2) Model number on the tube chart 3) Date code letters on the tube chart 4) Speaker codes (if speaker is original) 5) Transformer codes (if the amp doesn't have date codes on the tube chart) 6) Cosmetic features (flat/raised logo, tweed/tolex, blackface/silverface, rough/ smooth blond tolex, white/skirted knobs, TV-front/wide-panel, etc.) One very interesting and very important factoid has surfaced regarding the date code letters on the tube chart.
In the fall of 1965, Fender switched from stamping these numbers in black ink, to dark green ink.
Stamped on every potentiometer (volume and tone pots) is a six- or seven-digit source code that tells who made the pot, as well as the week and the year.
The source dating code is an element of standardization that is administered by the Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA).